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How John Lennon taught me to cook vegetarian

… birthday, had bought an island in Clew Bay for £1,700. Dorinish was to become a refuge, a world away from the madness and screaming of Beatlemania, and a few months after buying it at an auction in Westport, he visited with his then wife Cynthia and their young son Julian. On that occasion they had stayed in a hippy caravan that had been transported from England and by handmade raft to the island but this time was different. This time he came with Yoko and their hangers on; a group not so keen …

6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

… professor of nutrition at Boston University. “Nothing dramatic is going to happen biochemically.” Of course, “nothing dramatic” doesn’t mean you won’t benefit. Check it out: You May Lose A Few Pounds Neal Barnard, MD, adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—a group he founded to promote a plant-based diet for disease …

I’m a Vegetarian. Don’t Judge! | BlogHer

… Sometimes we laugh so it isn’t totally awkward. It is though. “How do you know someone is a vegetarian? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you!” Mmmhmm… I’ve heard that one too. What is it about the vegetarian lifestyle that gives others a free pass to forgo manners and social norms? Sure, there are fanatics in every group. There are also the radical football fans, the strict religious fundamentalists, and the list goes on. Why does my being a vegetarian make others so uncomfortable that …

Leicester is being dubbed the vegetarian capital of Europe | Central – ITV News

From www.itv.com | May 31, 2015 Leicester is being dubbed the vegetarian capital of Europe because of the large number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city. There are more than 60 places to eat vegetarian and vegan food in the space of three miles. The Leicester Vegetarian and Vegan group believe this is more than anywhere else in Europe. They have helped to launch a new vegetarian short break to the city where people can sample vegan cocktails and try out vegetarian afternoon tea. …

Veggie burgers in 1930s Vilna – a Jewish chef ahead of her time – Books – – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

By Ofer Aderet | May 26, 2015 Veggie burgers in 1930s Vilna – a Jewish chef ahead of her time Decades before vegetarianism became trendy, Fania Lewando cooked up a non-meat storm in her restaurant, attracting such diners as Marc Chagall. The Yiddish cookbook she wrote nearly vanished. Now it can be read in English. Several years ago, the director of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York offered something to members of a reading group – an offer they couldn’t refuse. “She …

Sales of fake meat explode, but is it really better for you? – Fortune

… Beast Burger and has an active group of investors that includes Bill Gates and former Twitter execs Biz Stone and Evan Williams. “We’re growing like a weed and expect to keep growing,” said Martha Pincoffs, founder of Minnesota-based Hot Dang Grain Burgers that makes meatless items, such as the “Big Tex,” a grain burger ready made for the barbecue. Her products are sold in many Whole Food stores across the country. Why the increase in meatless meat? Those in the know say better health …

In search of Tokyo’s vegetarian bentōs | The Japan Times

… options are not offered regularly. I’m pleased to share some of the bentō shops I learned about recently. Find the one nearest to you next time you need to pick up a boxed lunch in the city. (Some places will deliver, but, be warned, delivery charges can be steep when ordering only one or two, so it’s best to avoid delivery unless you’re ordering for a group.) Midorie, in Tokyo’s Gakugei Daigaku district, is a fantastic option for vegetarians (Tokyo, Meguro, Takaban, 3-4-18-102 for …

IKEA’s new vegetarian meatballs ‘will save the planet’, says furniture firm | Daily Mail Online

… content in the ingredients. We will share more information about our new veggieballs nearer the time of the launch.’ Meatballs are one of Sweden’s national dishes and as iconic as Volvo cars or the pop group Abba. To continue reading this article, click on this link: via IKEA’s new vegetarian meatballs ‘will save the planet’, says furniture firm | Daily Mail Online. …

Other views: Know how that chicken got to your table?

… an animal advocacy group, has put chicken slaughter in the news, showing what most people would call cruel. But not the chicken industry. A spokesman for Wayne Farms, where the video was shot, says “no animal abuse occurred,” and legally speaking, he is correct. A federal law that mandates humane slaughter of livestock does not protect chickens. But there’s a big space between what’s legal and what’s right. Other livestock must be rendered insensitive to pain before slaughter. Laws …

On-again relationship with plant-eating feels good after dabbling with meat – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… still raw with emotion. “It hit me in everything in me that is a mom.” She decided on the spot to go vegan. She hasn’t looked back. Such on-again, off-again, on-again relationships with vegetarian eating aren’t unusual. According to a recent survey by the animal advocacy group Humane Research Council, at least 10 percent of U.S. adults are former vegetarians and more than a third of that number would like to go vegetarian again. To finish reading this article, click on this link: via …

Study reveals eating more vegetables and less red meat may lessen the odds of developing cataracts | UTSanDiego.com

By Erinn Hutking, Special to U-T San Diego, Posted March 24 2015 Eating more vegetables and less red meat may lessen the odds of developing age-related cataracts, according to a recent study conducted at Oxford University. As part of a study survey that followed a large group of people for more than a decade, researchers discovered a link between red meat intake and cataracts. According to the results, those over age 65 who followed a vegetarian diet had the lowest risk, while those who ate the …

Matt Ball: Changing the world by example, advocacy

… Outreach, an animal advocacy group working to promote veganism in the early 1990s. He co-wrote “The Animal Activist’s Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact In Today’s World” and in 2014 published “The Accidental Activist.” Over the years his reasoned approach has inspired thousands of people to adopt a plant-based lifestyle and to do what they can to reduce animal suffering. In 2005, he was inducted into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame. Now 47, he is a senior advisor at VegFund, an …

Let your children make their own eating choices – Parentdish UK

… has been made for her by her parents. Granted, all children have their food chosen for them by adults, but should we really restrict such a significant food group based solely on our own beliefs? Generally speaking, there are two types of vegetarians: those who eschew meat on health grounds, and those who believe it’s unethical to eat animals. Regardless of your own views, is it right to foist them on your children? No three-year-old is going to tug on mum’s apron strings and ask for …

Vegetarian diet cuts risk of cancers but eating fish gives extra protection | Executive Living | The Australian

… and eggs and who had an 18 per cent lower chance. Combined, all types of vegetarians had a 22 per cent reduced risk for colorectal cancers than nonvegetarians. According to the researchers, the additional benefit from fish probably comes from omega-3 fatty acids. However, they note that even the nonvegetarian group in the study consumed less meat than the average American. Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly cancer in the US, after lung cancer, and previous studies have suggested that …

Ideas to please vegetable lovers – The Washington Post

… some kind of protein.” Edamame or marinated tofu would work for protein, and top it all off with an Asian-style dressing. If you’re a new vegan, check the Vegetarian Resource group or cookbooks by Mark Reinfeld. His most recent is “The 30-Minute Vegan: Soup’s On!” Cut down on the time it takes to roast vegetables by choosing tender vegetables such as asparagus, broccolini and green beans, which will roast in half the time of root vegetables, “taking only 15 to 30 minutes at 375 …

Sweets fit for a vegetarian – Sentinel-Tribune: Cooks

… in a crate and are turned into veal. “That just really affected me. And it’s the same way with chickens too,” she said. “It’s just nightmarish, the whole thing, for me.” Karches said she decided to really examine her diet and nutrition. “I was really a junk food vegetarian. It’s kind of embarrassing. Candy was a major food group,” she said. With the support of her husband, Todd, she decided to become a vegan, eliminating dairy from her meals and adopting a plant-based diet. She …

Inspired by Jane Goodall, Vincent Tan says he is going vegetarian | Malaysia | Malay Mail Online

… 2015. — Picture by Choo Choy May A group photo of Jane Goodall (4th left), Tan Sri Vincent Tan (4th right), Datuk Sri Robin Tan (in coat), and other volunteers after the official launch of Roots & Shoots Malaysia, January 30, 2015. — Picture by Choo Choy May Jane Goodall listens to a question during a press conference after her talk at Berjaya Times Square, January 30, 2015. — Picture by Choo Choy May Jane Goodall gestures as she answers a question during the press conference after her …

Plant-based diets lead to weight loss, study finds | Stuff.co.nz

… show that people who eat plant-based diets weigh less than those who don’t, said the researchers, from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The group, headed by Dr Neal Barnard, has long been a vocal advocate for vegetarian diets and a supporter of animal welfare organisations. via Plant-based diets lead to weight loss, study finds | Stuff.co.nz. …

Portobello and Beans Vegetarian Chili, Meatless Friday

The Garden Society at St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Michigan, had many volunteers and a core group of five women. The society began in 2005 and continues to this day. I retired from the group in 2013, leaving it in the competent hands of the dedicated Master Gardener, Ann. The garden society’s goal was (and still is) to build and maintain gardens of prayer and memorial on the 95 acre site. One of the first memorial gardens established in 2006 was the Stella Smythe Ornamental Grass …

Master vegetables like a Gujarati | Residency | Life and style | The Guardian

… like a Gujarati, I speak Gujarati and day in, day out, I cook Gujarati food. Little is commonly known about Gujarat in the UK, despite the fact there are hundreds of thousands of Gujaratis here. It’s one of the most interesting gastromonic regions in India. This may be because, as a group, we are quiet and industrious, more inclined to become accountants and corner-shop owners (Mr. Patel is Gujarati) than restaurateurs (a trade that’s dominated by Bengalis and Bangladeshis). Nor is Gujarat a …

Japanese vegetarians campaign for Tokyo’s 50,000 restaurants to offer meat free dishes – News – Food and Drink – The Independent

… tourists, the group Tokyo Smile Veggies aim to get 50,000 restaurants – the number of convenience stores in Tokyo – to offer vegetarian dishes by the time they arrive. They plan to do this by hosting workshops explaining what vegetarianism means, by offering recipes and training to chefs, and by getting restaurants that are vegetarian-friendly to display signs. “We don’t want to increase the number of vegetarian restaurants,” said one of the group’s four founders Aya …

A study proves that plant-based diets are a healthy way to shed weight – Miami diet and exercise | Examiner.com

… a vegetarian eating plan. They are able to lose weight, become much leaner and improve their stamina. A study released by Nutrition tested obese and overweight participants. They divided them into five different diets. The first group ate a vegan style of eating. They eat no meat products at all- including milk and cheese. The second group ate vegetarian style of eating. They did not eat any meat products- but they were allowed to eat eggs and dairy The third group ate pesco-vegetarian. They are …

A vegetarian in France | LearnEnglishTeens

… we cook together every evening. The problem comes when we go out for dinner in a group, or are invited to someone’s house for dinner. French restaurants typically offer only a few main courses. Unfortunately, this means there is usually only one vegetarian option on the menu, so if you don’t like it, bad luck! And although most people are very understanding, some don’t quite understand vegetarianism: my housemate went to a dinner party and ended up with a plate of rice and …

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

At a time when more than a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices. In fact, nearly 16 million Americans are vegetarian and about a third say they’re choosing vegan or vegetarian meals more often, according to a Harris Interactive study commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource group. “Part of the reason this is going mainstream is that vegetarian diets are proven to be …

6 Year Study Shows that People Live Longer with a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet • The Raw Food World News

… Specifically? Researchers at Loma Linda University explored the relationship between dietary patterns and mortality rates among men and women of the Seventh-day Adventist church in both Canada and the United States. Between 2002 and 2007, over 73,000 people ages twenty-five and older were asked to record their normal day to day food intake. (3) Almost 50% of the subjects were meat eaters who consumed red meat, poultry, milk, fish, and eggs several times a week. Only 8% of the group were vegan, …

GRAY: Vegetarian lifestyle provides many health benefits, saves animals – Daily Nebraskan: Opinion

A lot of people are surprised when they hear I’ve been a vegetarian for almost eight years. After reactions such as “wow really?” and “that’s a long time,” the questions start pouring out. People first want to know why I made this decision. Then, without a doubt, they’ll ask what I eat, as if meat was the only food group they know of. The reasons behind my adopting a meatless lifestyle are very personal and are by no means the best or only reasons to become one. Personally, I …

When There’s a Vegetarian Child in the Family – NYTimes.com

… Vegetarian Resource group found that 4 percent of those ages 8 to 18 identified themselves as vegetarians. That’s roughly two million children, including a half-million vegans. Bookstores teem with volumes like “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Eating for Kids ” and “Give Peas a Chance .” Perhaps inevitably, a sequel to the 2011 best-selling book “Go the ____ to Sleep” is scheduled to come out this fall. The title: “You Have to ____ing Eat.” Photo via When There’s a …

Talking to kids about vegetarianism – IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za

… feelings, but there went my mantra of eating close to the source. When my son made this declaration, his friends asserted he should be a vegetarian since he has such a soft spot for fish. They quickly recategorised him as a pescetarian, until I clarified that a pescetarian actually eats fish, and often plenty of it. One girl in the group stated she has been slowly becoming a vegetarian, yet she still sometimes craves meat or will eat it when her parents tell her to. She asked whether there was a …

Meatless meals even meat eaters will love – St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN: Life

… paired with. Barley, quinoa and other grains also are filling without having added fat or cholesterol. Hy-Vee dietitian Sheri Caldwell says that while every food group has nutritional benefits, the bulk of a human diet should be centered around fruits and vegetables. In some cases, plant-based diets have been proven to reduce inflammation, reverse signs of kidney and heart disease and even slow tumor growth. “People who eat a variety of grains, vegetables and fruits may have protective …

Teaching kids about vegetarianism – The Washington Post

When my son made this declaration, his friends asserted he should be a vegetarian since he has such a soft spot for fish. They quickly recategorized him as a pescetarian, until I clarified that a pescetarian actually eats fish, and often plenty of it. One girl in the group stated she has been slowly becoming a vegetarian, yet she still sometimes craves meat or will eat it when her parents tell her to. She asked whether there was a name for this type of eating and was excited when I told her she …

What Did Ancient Egyptians Really Eat?

… eaten plants, the carbon ends up in our bodies. The sixth-lightest element on the periodic table – carbon – exists in nature as two stable isotopes: carbon-12 and carbon-13. Isotopes of the same element behave the same in chemical reactions but have slightly different atomic masses, with the carbon-13 being slightly heavier than the carbon-12. Plants are categorized into two groups. The first group, C3, is most common in plants such as garlic, eggplants, pears, lentils and wheat. The second …

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